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Keith House

Address

1900 S. Prairie Ave.

Neighborhood

South Loop / Prairie Avenue

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 9am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 16: 9am - 5pm

Photography Permitted

Architect

J.R. Roberts, 1870

Description

Named for banker and merchant Elbridge Keith, this mansion is one of only five remaining from the heyday of the Prairie Avenue District. The Victorian Chateauesque home combines Neo-Classical and French motifs and includes 30 rooms and a large coach house. The family that has owned the house since the 1970s has lovingly restored it—transforming it into a grand event space and several well-appointed apartments.

Behind the Scenes

Tour the ground floor event spaces of this mansion that is rarely open to the public.

NOTE: Parking is prohibited on streets near this site during the Chicago Bears home game on Sunday, October 16.